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Old 07-13-2007, 11:57 AM
Location: Sacramento, CA
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I recently came across a great thread in the Tennesse boards that asked people to define "slower place of life" which made me wonder, does this exist in the more populated areas of CO, like Denver, COS, Fort Collins (I guess the front range areas)? How would you define the pace of life, and/or the culture of these places?

I want to get out of the insanity that is most of California, but I don't want to escape somewhere just to find that insanity and chaos exists in my new place too. Perhaps it is inescapable? Perhaps not? Maybe it can be escaped by moving to a new place, or maybe it is a change in perspective that is needed--I am still moving either way
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:10 PM
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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For me, it's been a little bit of both. I made a big move form the east coast to western Colorado a year ago. Having a change of scenery certainly helped, but it definitely didn't resolve ALL of my dis-satisfaction. I'm still working on the parts that weren't resolved by the move and that is requiring a massive change of perspective. Let me add that I'm having an easier time making inner changes in my new location than I had in the old one. I've experienced a definite benefit from changing locations. Among other things, I used Relocation Astrology to help me find a place that had good vibes for me. Be careful. Many people jump from the proverbial frying pan into the fire when they move to a new location. Some moves are good moves and some ain't! Relocation Astrology can provide insights that you just can't get any other way that I know of.

many blessings...Franco

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Old 07-13-2007, 01:16 PM
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I moved here from Champaign, IL. Definitely not a slower pace here than there. Some of the same old, same old, too.
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Old 07-13-2007, 02:01 PM
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I've never been to Sacramento so I can't comment on it, but I'm a life long Orange County resident and after spending a weekend in Denver, it definitely feels slower than OC. Everything is just turned down a notch. Less people, less traffic, less a*hole drivers, etc. Denver made a very good first impression. But remember that old saying "Where ever you go, there you are.". If you're a miserable SOB in Sacramento, you'll be a miserable SOB in Colorado. So I say, go to Colorado and spend some time. Make several trips in different seasons and decide how many of the California pros you'll miss and which Colorado cons you can deal with. Moving is a big decision and you've got to be really honest about your temperament and what location is best for you. I'm going through all this right now so I can sympathize.
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